Maina Kageni to emerge third in Nairobi Woman Rep race – poll
Radio personality Maina Kageni will finish third in the Nairobi Woman Representative race if elections were to be held today, according to a new opinion poll.
The poll by Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA Research) indicates that Esther Passaris (ODM) leads in the race with 57 per cent, followed by Rachel Shebesh (Jubilee) who has 25 per cent.
Maina Kageni (Independent) is third with 1 per cent.
The Classic FM presenter had last month made the tongue in cheek announcement on Wednesday on his Instagram page, posting a picture of himself as an independent candidate.
“It’s now no longer a secret. I’ll be on the ballot and my symbol is a smart weave (made of 100% human hair). Nairobi women deserve to have the very best! Come out and vote in large numbers,” wrote Maina Kageni.
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I had really really really thought about it hence my decision. Thank you friends, thank you family. 2017 is my year and it is the beginning of new things. #Elections2017KE #TukutaneKwaDebe It's now no longer a secret. I'll be on the ballot and my symbol is a smart weave (made of 100% human hair). Nairobi women deserve to have the very best! Come out and vote in large numbers. @pichaclearfilms, thank you so much for coming through and recording this announcement on short notice and helping the other media outlets as well.
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Constitutionally, the seat of a Woman Representative can only be occupied by a woman.
Kageni has roundly been christened a ‘Woman Rep’ on his show owing to his constant support of women and feminism agenda.